Werthum (‘millstone’ in Wakhi) is an infrequently crossed nonglaciated pass (5315m) linking the Batura Glacier to Chapursan’s Lupgar Valley to its north.
The pass offers an alternative exit from the upper Batura Glacier, especially attractive for those climbing in the Werthum Valley.
This rugged side valley north of the Batura Glacier has some easy nontechnical snowy peaks, and several technical peaks ranging from 5400m to 5900m at the valley’s head and along the Shireen Maidan (sweet field) Glacier. The views from the pass include the six Batura peaks and Shishpar. Crossing Werthum Pass isn’t technically difficult but requires basic mountaineering skills.